June 11, 2009
Flying Kites truly stands apart from most other organizations serving orphaned youth overseas because its comprehensive three part model- exemplary care, community strengthening, and cooperation & collaboration- provides a strategy for combating so many facets of the challenges orphaned children in the developing world(and the non-profits that serve them)face. Also, I think the fact that Flying Kites' vision focuses on the root causes of poverty with the aim of breaking the cycle, rather than just putting a band aid on the problem, is an incredible strength of this organization. Flying Kites is still in the nascent stages of its lifespan, but every move the founders have made has been well-thought out and carefully planned which gives me great confidence that the organization will blossom and achieve its full potential in due time. Lastly, Flying Kites stands out in the way they allow the public to engage with their children. Even on the website there are individual bios of the children with their likes and dislikes- To me, this shows me that the organization values each and every one of them as precious individuals.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
how happy, healthy and secure the children have become since Flying Kites took them in. Also, the children's English skills have improved remarkably.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
How wonderful the founders and fellow staff members at Flying Kites are. Being around so many brilliant, socially-conscious people is an enriching and gratifying experience.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
young, intelligent, and dedicated with the biggest hearts imaginable.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
immediately change the lives of orphans around the world. In the long term it would produce well-rounded and well-educated individuals who would have all the tools they need to become leaders of their countries.
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & Public relations.